horror games

The Glass Staircase Gets Why Retro Horror Games Worked

The Glass Staircase Gets Why Retro Horror Games Worked

The Glass Staircase, released last week for PC and Mac, tries to capture the feeling of classic horror games like Clock Tower and Silent Hill. When I saw my coworker Luke Plunkett post the trailer on Kotaku, I was intrigued. My early time with The Glass Staircase has been tense,…

The Split Personalities And Alter Egos Of Horror Games

The Split Personalities And Alter Egos Of Horror Games

There‚Äôs a (mostly) unspoken axiom among players and designers that a video game avatar should fit the player like a tailor-made glove fits the hand. The ideal avatar, this theory holds, is an extension of ourselves; an attractive and comfy container that invites us to step inside. Any friction that…